Beef Up Your Life…

Where’s the beef?

It’s at Au Cheval.

And it is fabulous.

I frequently go meatless out of convenience.

My husband is a pescatarian and between not wanting to prepare separate meals and our sharing policy in restaurants I just do not consume meat very often.

When I am with my daughter I do indulge.

Last week we met for lunch on Good Friday and good is an apt description for our meal at the new and happening burger mecca, Au Cheval.

The name means “On Horseback”…translation in restaurant speak, it means a burger with fried egg.

Fresh out of Chicago, from the same people who brought New York 4 Charles Prime Rib which is almost impossible to get into unless it is 11pm, Au Cheval is an instant hit.

Waits can be hours long. Thankfully, they have an adult beverage holding cell downstairs.

Au Cheval is located down a dark alleyway off of Canal Street in Tribeca.

The interior is appealing and stylish with darkened wood highlights, high ceilings, royal blue soaring columns, a Sawada coffee bar, a collaboration with Tokyo barista Hiroshi Sawada, and a cocktail bar.

Sawada Coffee Bar

Our server, John, was a delight and his opinions resonated.

We decided to share everything.

Bone Marrow

We started with a divine order of Roasted Marrow Bones with Beef Cheek Marmalade. The bone marrow was seared to perfection accompanied by light and crunchy buttered toast. Each demitasse spoonful radiated goodness ($23.95).

Chopped Salad

We calmed things down with a Chopped Salad with egg and aged cheddar that was dressed in a lovely ranch dressing. The two slabs of bacon layered on the top were scrumptious ($13.95).

Cheeseburger

We shared the signature Cheeseburger (the single cheeseburger is actually a double and a double is a triple) that had its own secret sauce, a cheese combo of aged cheddar and American, luscious pickles on a brioche bun ($17.95).

Popular add ons are a fried egg ($2.95) and a fab slab of bacon ($4.95).

Other highly touted items include the unique Fried House-made Bologna Sandwich.

We had no room, but try it…you may like it ($17.95).

The General Jane’s Honey Fried Chicken ($23.95) and Scrambled Eggs with Seared Foie Gras ($28.95) were also popular dishes.

We departed the crazy busy restaurant stuffed and in need of a walk, but it was worth every divine meaty bite.

Au Cheval 33 Cortlandt Alley New York City. Open Monday-Thursday 11am-Midnight, Friday-Sunday 10am-Midnight. Reservations on Resy.

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